The popularity of Dragon Ball’s back, for those that don’t know there’s a new series that debuted on July 5 called Dragon Ball Super. While I haven’t got a chance to watch it yet, the Dragon Ball series has definitely been one of my favourite anime growing up. In the past two weeks, I’ve been training in the gym consistently, trying to develop a healthier routine, and a short term goal: to dress up on Halloween as Goku. I was bored, and Google’d: How to Train Like a Super Saiyan, and found it.
There is only one rule: the moment you can do something raise your standards – that’s the key to training on a Super Saiyan level. If you can do 100 sit-ups, go 200. If you can do 100 push-ups, go 200. If you can run 10K go faster, go longer, run with a heavy vest Goku-style. Turn your every activity into a challenge and never, ever take shortcuts.
I find it pretty funny. You can Google pretty much anything nowadays. Now returning from the anime world, I have been recently reading online Fitness magazines/blogs, and have developed a personalized routine which involves weight training, cardio, and then core training. I am not a gym rat, but right now I have been aiming for 3 times a week (weight / cardio), and 3 times a week (weight / cardio / core), and one rest day out of the week. As my weight training intensifies, I plan to take lower the amount of consecutive days I lift to allow room for muscle recovery. For gym gurus – feel free to comment on my current routine.
I hope it works out, so I can go Super Saiyan on October 31st.